Huge Forehand Power (Copy The Diego Schwartzman Tennis Forehand)

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Huge Forehand Power (Copy The Diego Schwartzman Tennis Forehand)
1. Split step
2. Turn high with both hands
3. Bend knees
4. Turn hips as racket falls to create wrist angle
5. Swing up and through contact
6. Non-hitting hand up during contact
7. Catch racket over opposite shoulder when finished

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Huge Forehand Power (Copy The Diego Schwartzman Tennis Forehand)
Mark Bukata
Mark Bukata:
Ryan -

I love how you break down the videos which you show.
I am a wheelchair tennis player - I like your suggestion of filming ourself. When I did this I found out my swing before impact is open instead of closed. Do you have any suggestions on how I can stop this open position and go to a closed racket?

Another question - for the TOPSPIN PRO product - could a wheelchair user use the product? The product looks to high in the videos.
Glen Ross
Glen Ross:
Great job drawing out his knee bend. What do you recommend for amateurs: Keeping the weight on the back leg through impact OR letting your weight shift more to the front leg like in golf?
Chris Reid
Chris Reid:
Great video. I can't wait to go try to put this into practice!
Nabeen Hussain
Nabeen Hussain:
Ryan, this was one of your best. Reinforcing the moves and checkpoints in the second half was amazing. Please do more of that. I can’t wait to make a checklist and video myself to improve!
Mikela Deluka
Mikela Deluka:
Thank you so much! Looking forward to practice this tomorrow on court
Vimal Singh
Vimal Singh:
Such an informative video beautifully presented to help beginners like myself get a good forehand. I like the step-by-step process guide. Thanks
Andrew Rosales
Andrew Rosales:
Wow, this guy demystified some of my questions. It makes sense. I am a super beginner. The street coach I hired was way off. Maybe it worked for him but for me, this guy can help me. Thank you very very much. I know it will take many years to learn but I hope my strong legs from playing years of basketball will help.
Do a tutorial on how to film myself.
I'm learning a lot watching your videos!
Greetings from Argentina 🇦🇷
I noticed every part of Diego is moving, but his head. That is awesome.
Tina Marie Crnic
Tina Marie Crnic:
Which would you say is your best video for learning to serve simply, I'm a beginner and don't want to learn the incorrect way, so tho I have taken lessons, I missed the week of serving instruction so I won't do it for the sake of doing it wrong and learning bad habits. I see you have many to choose from but if you could give me your top 3 that I should start with, that would be great! Thanks so much!
Awesome stuff. When do I land forward and when do I land backward after striking?
Maxwell Rabin
Maxwell Rabin:
I watched this video last night and took my ball machine to the court today. I immediately knew that my takeback was too early and I wasn’t starting the entire loop motion early enough. I filmed myself and took note to do both things and then also explode when turning into the shot. It completely changed my whole forehand within an hour. Really amazing analysis and video. Diego hits perfectly so he is a great person to analyze for this piece.
j king
j king:
Split foot work. Good stuff bro~
I could watch that FH all day. Thing of a beauty, especially considering the fact that his long body racquet is almost as long as him, yet he handles it like a fly swatter
NorthVan Larry
NorthVan Larry:
Excellent teaching. Learnt a lot. Thanks.
Ray Edwards
Ray Edwards:
Excellent advice dude! Thanks for the reminder
I prefer his hitting partner's more compact technique
Hazem Farag
Hazem Farag:
Thanks for this great work 👍
health mar
health mar:
Forehand. What part of the body initiates forward swing (uncoiling): is it hip rotation or non-dominant hand movement?
Art Creative
Art Creative:
The Frankenstein?? This is definitely the Zombie! ;-)
Thanks from Switzerland for all the helping videos!
George Oberlander
George Oberlander:
I've been experimenting recently with using more hip motion in my groundstrokes, Ryan, specifically initiating the forward swing with uncoiling of my hips. This has produced a real increase in power. I mention this because a good hip coil will usually result in bending of the knees. The power increase I experience is from the increase in racket head speed by increasing the rotation of my torso and NOT really from simply springing low-to-high. This addition of power by springing up is a tennis myth IMHO which can easily be exposed: do you gain power throwing a ball by jumping up and then throwing? Not at all. The "springing up" (like that in serving) is a result of the momentum of the arm and torso swinging low-to-high, propelling the body off of the ground.

Nice video choice of Schwartzman. Another point worth mentioning in his technique is his very large loop: his racket hand is actually a bit above his shoulder on the takeback.
@2minuteTennis Hey man, I love your content. Could you tell me what program do you use to edit those videos ? Kindly regards
Alex B.
Alex B.:
What’s extremely import after sinking into the back leg is the hip rotation; that’s the multiplication of the power generated by leg-butt muscles. The kinetic chain: leg-hip-hand. You focus too much on the racquet position & knee bending. What’s also important how compact and predictable his FH is 1ft before and after contact, since you like Agassi that much. Waving at your opponent or double high fiving a giant - just his personal style and it has nothing to do with the power & accuracy of Diego’s FH. Once the player understands the power of the FH comes from the lower body the more it will relax his hand and everything will fall into place. Also, focusing on the left arm and the knee bending without hip rotation have a negative impact on player’s FH. And talking about Diego’s turn after split, pay attention how he is turning with his hip first, ready to sink further in a cork screw motion into his right-leg.
That`s a brilliant video...THANKS!
brett neuberger
brett neuberger:
Wow…this is helpful! Thanks.
Cindy Zhou
Cindy Zhou:
absolutely love this type of video
YK wen
YK wen:
Informative video. Would suggest at 10:53 that the wrist be in neutral position as opposed to locked backwards in demo. Racket only points to the back (or some say lagging) once the forward swing begins. Not set in stone but for most atp forehands including that of Schwartzman this is the case to generate easy acceleration (wta forehands on the other hand are seen more often with a locked wrist)
Cindy Conley
Cindy Conley:
The tip split step when the opponent hits...
Ryan, you're repeating misinformation that's recently making the rounds from a misplaced observation, you're using a freeze frame from the leap AFTER the split step, your split step commentary is incorrect, players will be punished if they follow your advice

You aren't freeze-framing his split step, you're freezing AFTER what we call refer to as a split step in tennis, THEN he propels off ground in the direction he believes the ball is going, THAT'S what you're demonstrating, NOT what the tennis term "the split step" refers to

Below video demonstrates clearly. hear where Fed actually splits, he's splitting ahead of the hit you hear, LANDING a little ahead of hit, you clearly hear it in this vid at the ten and then 14 second marks

Here's Nadal, again, you see his split LONG ahead of where you hear the hit, then lands a smidge ahead of the hit, this is to load muscle groups to THEN leap in direction of ball

THAT'S what all pros do, they do not split after the hit, they DO NOT decide which way they're going mid air, you hear and see it , they propel after the hit, the leap is NOT what's referred to as "the split step".

There are at least one, sometimes a few mini split steps ,BEFORE players propel off ground in anticipated direction of ball, which you are calling THE split step, the propelling action, not the split step.

Looking at the practice vid you posted, right at the 5 second spot on your vid, he's LANDING a casual split step, (this is a hitting partner not a match and it's not an agressive split).

Now go back to your own commentary, where you say "let's zoom" in, you CLEARLY see him LAND his initial split step

The frame you freeze is AFTER the initial split step, (these are usually much smaller), on landing and loading, players can usually tell where the ball is going, THEN they propel off the ground in what you are calling his split step

Again, watch the first vid to actaully hear ball strike right as Fed timed his split step LANDING.

This is true of all pros Djokovic Federer and Nadal all have a mini split step leaving the ground, loading quads, THEN propelling after they've decided where the ball is going.

Sometimes you know where the ball is going and just propel in that direction before the hit and without a proper hit, but that's not what's referred to when we talk about split stepping

Below's the entire process slow motion, the ACTUAL split step is at the 2 second mark, then he propells off the ground at the 4 second mark, this is what you freeze framed as the split, it's not, then, Fed MISTIMES his split step, begging after the hit and is NOWHERE near the ball, BECAUSE his split step is after the hit
shriram oka
shriram oka:
Beautiful. My forehand is on fire when my knees are healthy and quads r fresh. I know the reason y now!
thanks for the content, I really like Diego because of the height, but this technique is great and pretty
Thịnh Nguyễn
Thịnh Nguyễn:
Hi , what fh grip does he uses
Kannan Govind
Kannan Govind:
Thank you so much coach
Seung-Min Lee
Seung-Min Lee:
Great video thanks a lot 🙏😀
christopher webster
christopher webster:
really useful thanks
Ilya Uvarov
Ilya Uvarov:
Ryan, don't you think that Diego is rotating too much? It looks strange, when he strikes the ball, his right shoulder is much further then left. I've tried this technique couple of times and it reduced ball control a lot.
Joe Palumbo
Joe Palumbo:
I really appeciate the biomechanical tips. Here's what I find: I can, for example, be hitting powerful forehands one day and totally unimpressive push shots the next, without understanding why. But when you point out that keeping the non-dominant hand high helps with hip rotation that gives me an awareness of something to focus on which benefits my stroke. The point is, this awareness makes for repeatability; hence consistency.

It eliminates some of that "What the heck was I doing yesterday that I'm not doing today", and you realize that it's not because of astrological influences, but something under your control.
Arvind D.
Arvind D.:
Try the GrantVanderHayden channel consisting awesome content with scientific justifications
Don R. Mueller, Ph.D.
Don R. Mueller, Ph.D.:
Huge forehand power from tiny Diego Schwartzman. Sounds like a tennis oxymoron. You know like Jumbo shrimp.
Sj Sj
Sj Sj:
Hey Ryan ,could you please tell whats your height in cms ?
David Watkins
David Watkins:
It is the deep knee bend and rapid leg extension that promotes the explosive trunk rotation and also loads the hitting arm.
Ruben Garcia
Ruben Garcia:
wonderfully explained
Jefferson Louback
Jefferson Louback:
Very good!...greetings from Rio de Janeiro.
Htainlin Dwa
Htainlin Dwa:
Thanx for lesson bro
Guido Del Giudice
Guido Del Giudice:
I hate when I am called "immature player"
Gabriella Beatrice Viola
Gabriella Beatrice Viola:
Nice video! thanks
Bob Howell
Bob Howell:
Good points, now out to practice
Susan J.
Susan J.:
Hi Rayn, Shwartzman is one of my favorite pros to watch... loved your step by step analysis of his forehand.. do you have one for the 2 handed backhand as detailed as this?
Duc Pham
Duc Pham:
Is Schwartzman using Western grip?
Yehi Mosti
Yehi Mosti:
Danke.. sehr gut.
Mana K
Mana K:
I know you can’t make a blanket statement but in general, should shorter players have a high take back? I hit very similar to shwartzman but I have a low take back loop and I am thinking that maybe I could be more versatile by starting a higher loop
Reed Gage
Reed Gage:
Great tips
clive parry
clive parry:
Springing up is not advisable. Stay down and hit through. Try and see.
Roberto Crescentini
Roberto Crescentini:
please do the same with Diego backhand !
Htainlin Dwa
Htainlin Dwa:
I am going to order that Spinfire
I wouldn't call Diego's forehand compact, at least not this one. His racquet is very loose (like a nunchuck), the racquet head dips low then it competes a full swing. Maybe not as loose as Nadal's, but close. Also, a regular hi 5 occurs above one's head, so it's not hi fiving a very tall person, just a person you're height. I know, I'm just being picky ; the video is great!
Fernando Rolandelli
Fernando Rolandelli:
The wrist angle is the most difficult and I fear medium aged recreational players (like me) would be prone to injury. I usually close the racket face but avoid such a dramatic angle of the racket. Very interesting to see the technique our best player today uses. Regards!
But I do learn from his serve
those shorts makes it look like his underwear is all out like gangsta style xD
Meine Wahrnehmung
Meine Wahrnehmung:
...I like your channel...but why do you call it 2 Minute ?
Joe Lintl
Joe Lintl:
Hey Ryan, would you recommend just exploding up through your legs, or should I also focus on rotating with my hips/legs shortly after.

In other words: should exploding up together with the racket acceleration automatically provide necessary rotation, or do I have to explode up and around, which makes it more complex.

I am not a beginner, and I have solid top spin strokes, but have rebuilt my stroke technique this summer, so I am back on the road to make everything feel intuitive....
Can you comment on hitting the ball on the rise like Schwarzenegger or letting it drop like Thiem....thank you
Htainlin Dwa
Htainlin Dwa:
By the way when do you drop the racket head
Wens Gerdyman
Wens Gerdyman:
Andre Agassi said that tennis is like boxing. Well if there are weight classes in tennis like in boxing, Diego would be the king of his weight class.
But Diego's forehand doesn't look cool, so thanks no
akhilesh sharma
akhilesh sharma:
Wrist is passive or wrist wiper motion is intensional
the unmasker
the unmasker:
Hip turn creates the angle and is the same at contact , I don’t agree. Reason : in the turn the angle underarm and racket will go to 90 degree and at contact it won’t ( if it would then the underarm at contact would be pointing forward but is between a 40 and 50 degree angle pointing more in the direction of netpost , meaning there’s a change in angle and that’s where the racket head speed comes in ). Just my observation
wkoz wkoz
wkoz wkoz:
why during serving should we stop rotating our chest while during forehands/backhands we should turn our chest to the direction we hit? what's the logic behind this ?